Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ulundu Vade (Medu Vada)- Quick Method

''This was my first time making Ulundu vade and they came pretty well except for the shaping. But it was fun to try to get the donut like shape. This was an easy method tried out with urad dhal flour rather than soaking urad dhal oven night to grind.''

Ingredients: Makes 6
Urad dhal flour about 200g
2-3 green chillies chopped
1/4 tsp black pepper ground
Salt to taste

In a food processor with whipping blade attached (can use a blender if u like but it wont whip as good as in a food processor) Mix three parts of water with one part of urad dhal flour( I whipped 8 tbsp of urad dhal). Whip for about 5 minutes until a melted ice cream like texture achieved.  (try to incorporate as much as air as u can)

Pour this mixture to a bowl and add salt, pepper, green chilli bits and mix well. 
Add more of urad dhal 1 tbsp at a time and mix until u get the consistency of a thick batter, which do not fall if a spoonful of batter is taken in a spoon and turned upside down. (it will take a sometime to fall down) Check for seasoning, add more salt if needed. 

Now heat oil for deep frying in a pan.

Wet your hands take 1 tbsp of batter in the hand and make a donut like shape by making a hole in the middle.
( or keep a lunch sheet/ cling film/ plastic wrap on the work top and wet it with water. Place 1 tbsp of batter on it. Wet your hands and shape it to a round like shape and with a wet finger form a hole in the middle)

Slide the vada carefully  in to the hot oil. ( Take the vada from the plastic wrap in to wet hand carefully and slide in to the hot oil)
Deep fry turning once until its golden and crispy.
Drain on top of kitchen paper. Serve warm with green chili chutney.


  1. Yummy and delicious looking Medu Vadas. one of my fav breakfast dishes.

  2. Thanks Very Much,

    Posting this recipe with the method is very helpful, Hard to find, kind of articles Keep up the good work.